6/07/2018

Eltham toy wall

This is a hidden gem in the town of Eltham, Taranaki.


This bizarre but beautiful artwork began in 1997, when Fay found a child's toy car on the ground outside her home. She popped it atop a concrete wall for the child to find, but when the unclaimed toy kept falling off, she cemented it on.

After that, other children asked her to add their toys to the wall.
http://pukeariki.com/Learning-Research/Taranaki-Research-Centre/Taranaki-Stories/Taranaki-Story/id/458/title/wall-gives-life-to-old-toys


There are more toys inside the well. 


Next to the Toy Wall is this lovely little concrete village.




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6 comments:

Michelle said...

That is an interesting wall and I really like the little village.

Marja said...

Oh that is so cool I especially love the the houses What great fun

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a fun find - I love things that happen like this.

Jim said...

Interesting.

Sandi said...

That is amazing!

This post should have a million views. :) Why isn't everyone talking about the toy wall??

Joyful said...

What a lovely story about the wall. I like it.